New Spike TV Study Reveals Guys Dont Use Beer Goggles When Voting

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Only 6% Polled Said They Would be More Likely to Vote for a Woman After 2

     Drinks 73% of Men 18-49 Would Vote for a Female Presidential Candidate, but Only

     56% of Them Would Vote for Hillary Clinton

    NEW YORK, Jan. 16 // -- If the Presidential Election were held tomorrow, 73% of Men 18-49 would vote for a woman, but only 56% of them would be likely to vote for Hillary Clinton according to political opinion poll conducted by Spike TV.*


    Alcohol seemingly would not play a factor in men's voting habits. Asked if they had had two drinks, only 6% of men 18-49 said they would be more likely to vote for a woman, while the majority (61%) would be just as likely and nearly one-quarter (23%) said they would be less likely to vote for a woman.

    A similar pattern emerged when it came to voting for Hillary Clinton. After two drinks 9% of Men 18-49 said they would be more likely to vote for Clinton, while 58% were just as likely and 26% less likely to vote for her.

    "With the Primary Season in full swing, we decided to take a look at where guys stood on some serious and not-so-serious issues," says Tanya Giles, senior vice president, research, MTVN Entertainment Group. "After all, who but Spike TV would tell you that most guys would prefer Barack Obama as their wingman on a night on the town?"

    Spike TV's political opinion poll among Men 18-49 revealed that 78% would support a divorced presidential candidate, 76% would back an African-American candidate and 66% would support a candidate who was a religious or spiritual leader.

    Gauging the presidential candidate's social interaction skills, Spike TV's poll found that 20% of Men 18-49 would choose Barack Obama to be their wingman at a party, while 15% would select Clinton and 5% opting for Rudy Giuliani or John McCain. Other presidential candidates Mitt Romney, John Edwards, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee all received less than 5% of the vote.

    When it comes to managing a professional sports team, the candidates' political experience seemed to level the playing field. Among Men 18-49, 14% would opt for Obama to coach an NFL team, while Mitt Romney (11%), Hillary Clinton (10%), Rudy Giuliani (10%), John McCain (8%) and Fred Thompson (5%) garnering the other significant NFL head coach votes. In selecting a candidate to manage a MLB team, 16% would give the ball to Rudy Giuliani with Hillary Clinton (13%) coming in second and Barack Obama (12%) in clean-up. Candidates Mitt Romney (7%), and John Edwards (5%) rounded out the roster.

    *Spike TV's political opinion poll was conducted by ICR, an independent research company. Telephone interviews were conducted between December 20 to December 30 2007 among a representative sample of 620 respondents 18 to 49 years of age. The margin of error is +/-3.94% at the 95% confidence level. More information about ICR can be obtained by visiting

    Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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